What a Chipotle Commercial Has In Common With My Two Favorite Films of the Year (So Far)

As some of you will remember, I was a film columnist and reviewer at Christianity Today from 2001 to 2009, and have made a few guest appearances there since then. A lot of history. A lot of learning. A lot of moviegoing. And a mountain of writing (around a thousand articles).

But I must say, revisiting CT in recent weeks I have been thrilled and dazzled by the work of editor Alissa Wilkinson and the team of ambitious writers with big ideas. (Case in point: Read Jackson Cuidon’s excellent reflections on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s film Don Jon.)

So I come back like somebody knocking on the door of a house where they lived for a decade, feeling a little awkward and nervous, only to find that… wow. I love what they’ve done with the place.

Today, at Christianity Today, I have the privilege of sharing about the two movies that have moved, inspired, and impressed me most this year so far. Many thanks to Alissa Wilkinson for the opportunity.

Here is “Nothing Better Than the Real Thing,”  my two-for-one review of Museum Hours and This is Martin Bonner… along with a few comments about, of all things, a Chipotle commercial.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.